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Lingual braces are a lesser-known orthodontic option and can be more practical and inconspicuous than traditional metal braces. Like some other kinds of braces, lingual braces are placed on the back of the teeth instead of the front, but there are also a few differences in terms of fit, comfort, and discretion.
Lingual braces are similar to traditional braces in that wires and brackets are still installed onto the teeth to fix misalignments in the teeth and jaws. However, lingual braces differ because they are placed on the backsides of the teeth facing the tongue, instead of on the front surfaces. This allows lingual braces to be almost completely invisible, providing a much more discreet option for orthodontic patients.
Below are a few of the benefits of lingual braces:
With more and more patients asking about lingual braces, we think it’s important for orthodontic patients to be informed. If you’re interested in lingual braces as an orthodontic solution for you or your child, please contact Little Rockies Pediatric Dentistry.